Taye Diggs Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


22nd July 2016

Fact: Idris Elba's career came full circle on Friday (22Jul16) after sitting down for an interview with Taye Diggs, the star he lost out to for the lead role in 1998 romantic comedy How Stella Got Her Groove Back. During an appearance on U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly, on which Taye was a guest co-host, the British actor said, "When I first moved to America, one of the first auditions I went for was a movie called How Stella Got Her Groove Back. I'm not joking! And I had to walk in there with a Jamaican accent and all that, and obviously it wasn't very good because guess who got the job?"


2nd February 2015

Tweet: "Yup. Baby mama crushed it at the Super Bowl." Actor Taye Diggs praised his ex-wife Idina Menzel after she sang America's National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday (01Feb15). The How Stella Got Her Groove Back star also shared a photo of their son Walker, five, watching his mum on Tv. Diggs and Menzel split in 2013 after 10 years of marriage. They finalised their divorce in December (14).


25th July 2014

Quote: "We're in talks. It could happen... I would be Chocolate Thunder Down Under." Taye Diggs confirms reports he's up for a role in the Magic Mike sequel - and he already has a stripper name idea.


11th July 2014

Quote: "She is the mother of my child. I wish her the best. We will always remain close because we're co-parenting... I don't know if we'll ever get remarried, but she will always be in my life." Actor Taye Diggs admits his romantic future with estranged wife Idina Menzel is uncertain. The couple, parents to young son Walker, split in December (13) after almost 10 years of marriage. He has since started dating new girlfriend Amanza Smith Brown.


6th May 2014

Quote: "I don't know why there weren't no black people in the first one... I would love to do it." Taye Diggs on rumours he'll appear nearly nude in the Magic Mike sequel.


2nd April 2014

Quote: "I'm doing Ok. We're doing good. Our focus will always be our son. We were together for a long time and grew apart, but we're still close." Glee star Idina Menzel is on good terms with her estranged husband Taye Diggs after the couple split last year (13) after a decade of marriage. The actors are parents to son Walker, four.


12th December 2012

Quote: "I won't miss all those hospital words... and I won't miss the dying babies." Actor Taye Diggs on what he won't miss on Tv drama Private Practice, which is coming to an end after six seasons.


12th December 2012

Fact: Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel will be ringing in 2013 together at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles - the actor will join his wife for her two shows at the Los Angeles venue.


23rd February 2012

Quote: "My husband and I record songs we write for our son. We see a children's album in our future!" Glee star Idina Menzel is hoping to record an album full of lullabies with her actor husband Taye Diggs. The couple is parents to Walker, two.


5th October 2011

Quote: "My mother said, 'I told you...!' She said, 'I always knew you were gonna marry a white girl!' I hated her when I was young for saying that, but eventually, for whatever reason, that's what happened. She loves my wife." Actor Taye Diggs' mum always knew her son would marry a white woman. Diggs' wife is singer/actress Idina Menzel.


15th March 2011

Quote: "Being on a television show, I've been unable to perform live, and the longer I'm away from the stage, the more scared I get. So I wanted to nip that in the bud and I'll be performing at the end of April in Miami for an hour's worth of just music and chat." Actor-turned-musician Taye Diggs is battling nerves as he prepares to start performing live again after five seasons on hit medical show Private Practice.


1st October 2010

Fact: Actor Taye Diggs had the word 'WALK' tattooed on his forearm to mark his son Walker's first birthday on 3 September (10).


1st September 2010

Fact: New dads Taye Diggs and Jude Law, first-time Emmy Award winner Kyra Sedgwick, Terrence Howard, and Jennifer Garner are among the celebrities that will be stopping by Sesame Street this upcoming season. They'll join Jason Bateman, Colin Farrell, Ryan Reynolds, Katy Perry, and Usher, among others who will star alongside the puppet regulars on the popular children's show.


3rd December 2009

Quote: "One time they called me 'Kelp' and I had to look this name up in the dictionary... It was 'dark, black seaweed.' How are you gonna call somebody a name that they have to look up in the dictionary." Taye Diggs on one of his school nicknames.


19th October 2009

Fact: Actor Taye Diggs has teamed up with The Muppets for a new Disneyland TV commercial. The hunky star is part of MISS PIGGY's dream sequence in the ad.


23rd September 2009

Quote: "It's like a great prize waiting at home. He is a joy that can’t be explained. I love his smile - he's always smiling." New dad Taye Diggs is thrilled with Walker, his baby son with wife Idina Menzel.


20th November 2008

Fact: America's new People magazine features a scratch and sniff special, where fans can try the scents the stars like to wear. Taye Diggs likes the smell of vanilla, chocolate, sandalwood and musk; pin-up CHACE CRAWFORD loves freshly cut grass, and Olympics hero Michael Phelps prefers cologne L'Homme YSL.


25th May 2006

Fact: Taye Diggs, Tori Spelling, Ben Stiller and Christina Applegate were among the celebrities in the audience at the American Idol finale on Tuesday night (23MAY06) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Teri Hatcher and Heather Locklear were among the crowd at the announcement show, where Dionne Warwick and Mary J Blige performed, last night (23MAY06).


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